By Meghann Finn Sepulveda
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the next Highland Yard Vintage Market event set for Thursday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Nov. 13, at Merchant Square.
The popular 6,000-square-foot warehouse is located at 1509 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. Shoppers can pick up unique home and garden décor, refinished and repurposed products along with vintage gifts as they stroll through the new open air market that features food trucks and handmade artisan items from specialty vendors.
Highland Yard Vintage Market is owned by Mike Moore, the man behind Merchant Square Antique Marketplace, an indoor antique mall that sells jewelry, furniture and collectibles, and American Way Market Café, serving an array of fresh food featuring artisan breads and vintage sodas.
Since April, Moore and day-to-day operations manager Jill Herman have been organizing Highland Yard Vintage Market. They work together to develop and strengthen relationships in the creative community through art and design, to use their platform to create charitable opportunities for young people in the community and provide a home for local vendors to sell their wares.
“It’s so fun and really exciting to have this space,” Herman said. “We’ve been able to create an area of opportunity for vendors to sell their products which is how they ultimately make a living.”
Approximately 25 local vendors shop, restock and display their merchandise at Highland Yard Vintage Market to match the monthly themes which are “Tis the Season” in November and “Winter Wonderland” in December. An additional 25 vendors will set up this month in the open-air market and will be offering handmade items and specialty foods.
“These vendors shop all over the country and bring their merchandise back with them,” Herman said. “It’s really unique to the Valley.”
Admission to Highland Yard Vintage Market is free, along with in-store design consultations and design demonstrations. Onsite porters can load heavy merchandise into cars and delivery is available.
Get a sneak peek of what’s available at Highland Yard Vintage Market by visiting its Instagram and Facebook pages.
Highland Yard Vintage Market
1509 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler